Cutter Loose is underway from Man-O-War Cay on a rising tide, bound for Marsh Harbour, the provisioning capital of Abaco. This is an opportunity to restock the galley with fresh fruits and vegetables from Maxwell’s Grocery Store. The produce is very fresh and in good supply today. Presumably, the supply ship arrived in port earlier in the day.
A 2 PM stop at Da Bes Yet Bakery proves less productive, but entertaining nonetheless. Dialogue as follows. What kind of freshly baked bread do you have today? De whole wheat bread being made right now. When may we return to buy a loaf? De bread be ready at 4 PM. Whereupon, we leave and return to Da Bes Yet Bakery at 4 PM. Dialogue as follows. We wish to buy one loaf of Da Bes whole wheat bread, please. Oooh, soddy. De bread eese still rising. When may we return to buy a loaf? De bread be ready at 6 PM. What time do you close today? Close at 5 today. OK, no problem, we’ll see you tomorrow.
During the short trip from Man-O-War to Marsh Harbor today, an important milestone is achieved. We have logged 2500 miles aboard Cutter Loose since setting off on our winter cruise on October 22nd. The first mate and executive chef of Cutter Loose gets a well-deserved break from the galley as we celebrate our accomplishment over a libation at Curly Tails, followed by dinner at Jamie’s Place.